The Daily News

Daily News

Founded in 1919 and headquartered in New York City, the Daily News was once the largest newspaper in the United States. It was a tabloid and, like other popular tabloids of the period, attracted readers with sensational coverage of crime and scandal, lurid photographs, and entertainment features. In addition to its local New York-centric focus, the Daily News had a national following that made it an important part of the American press landscape. It also boasted an architectural landmark, the News Building (also known as 5 Manhattan West), designed by John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood.

By the 1930s the Daily News was an early adopter of wirephoto services, and it maintained a large staff of photographers. The paper continued to grow in circulation during the 1940s and 1950s. It attracted readers with zesty headlines, a reputation for investigative reporting, and star columnists, including Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill. It was a major force in the United States political arena and the world of entertainment, and it established itself as a strong competitor to the New York Times.

After the death of its publisher, Joseph Medill Patterson, in 1965, the paper was sold to the Tribune Company of Chicago. By the 1980s, it was struggling to survive in a declining print industry and faced a muscular hometown tabloid rival in the News Corp-owned New York Post. During the 1990s, the Daily News grew its Pulitzer Prize haul and developed a reputation for supporting its readers’ rights, particularly the rights of those who are disadvantaged.

In the digital age, the Daily News has struggled to adapt. Its circulation has declined significantly, and the newspaper has lost revenue as ad dollars have shifted to online platforms. It has refocused its attention on its digital offerings and has worked to make its website more user-friendly. It has also experimented with different subscription and advertising models, including the controversial paywall.

Despite these challenges, the Daily News has remained committed to its mission of informing New York City residents. Its staffers have won numerous awards for their journalism, and the Daily News has been the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes in public service. In 2017, it was named newspaper of the year by the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Daily News delivers the latest national and local news, sports, celebrities, gossip and politics. Readers can find New York exclusives, as well as live coverage of global events. The app offers a variety of interactive features, and its editors provide commentary and analysis on the most important stories. Each story includes comprehension and critical thinking questions, found below the article, as well as “Background” and “Resources” for further study. It is available for both iOS and Android devices. Each download contains a limited number of issues; subsequent downloads require payment.